Ever find a tick on your dog? You probably know these creepy crawlers can spread diseases like Lyme disease, an infection that is increasing across West Virginia. Checking your dogs for ticks can greatly reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases in your canine friend and members of your household.

Please join the West Virginia University School of Public Health and its partners on March 12th from 9am until 1pm at Krepps Park and Stanley's Spot dog parks where we will be asking for your help in understanding the risk of tick exposure for people and dogs living within Monongalia county. Ticks collected off pets during the event will be screened complimentarily for Lyme disease and owners notified of testing results upon request!

For more information feel free to contact Brian Hendricks at bmhendricks@mix.wvu.edu.